3 Headboard Mount Types for Bedroom Vibes

3 Headboard Mount Types for Bedroom Vibes

A decadently tufted headboard or a sleek metal piece? The perfect headboard crowns your bed and creates a focal point in your bedroom. Style, color, and material are important factors, but don’t forget about the headboard mount types. Read more to learn the pros and cons of wall-mounted, frame-mounted, and freestanding headboards.


Freestanding Headboards

Freestanding headboards eliminate the mounting hardware for quick, easy setup. These headboards stand freely between your bed frame and the wall. Some have a wide base or chunky feet for support. Others rely on the pressure between the bed and wall to keep them secure. The biggest advantage of freestanding headboards is being able to rearrange quickly. Since you can move the bed and headboard separately, it’s not as bulky or awkward to move. Without mounting the headboard to something, it can be a little wobbly, depending on the design, which isn’t ideal in a child’s room if your little one likes to climb, jump, or shake things. The headboard can also bang against the wall if it’s not secured. You can usually mount a freestanding headboard if you prefer by grabbing your own hardware.


Bed-Frame-Mounted Headboards

Bed frame mounts create a single, seamless unit for your sleeping enjoyment. Verify that your bed frame and the headboard mounts are compatible. Adapter plates save the day if they don’t line up exactly. Bed frame mounts keep the headboard secure, and your headboard and bed are always perfectly aligned. Rearranging your bedroom or moving your bed to clean takes lots of muscle. You’ll need a helping hand if your headboard is large and heavy since you have to move the entire bed as one unit.


Wall-Mounted Headboards

Wall mounts aren’t magic, but they do give your headboard a floating look that can feel whimsical. The headboard attaches directly to the wall with screws instead of connecting to the bed. This option keeps the headboard secure without wobbling, which comes in handy if your kids love to jump on their beds, no matter how many times you tell them to stop.


Wall mounting can be safer for large, heavy headboards that might not be as secure with a bed frame mount. It’s also easier to move the bed to clean if you vacuum frequently, and you can mount the headboard as high or low as you want it. Go high to make the headboard more visible and to give yourself plenty of space to lean back against your upholstered headboard while you read in bed. Lower the height to fit under architectural features or to match a low ceiling height.


Since the headboard doesn’t have to match the size of the bed frame, a wall-mounted headboard can be larger than your bed. Pair a king-sized wall-mounted headboard with your queen-size bed for an oversized centerpiece. If you like to rearrange your bedroom often, a wall-mounted headboard is more work and can leave lots of screw holes in your walls.